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Bellevue Chamber Hosts Young Entrepreneurs Academy Info Night September 20

Thursday, September 8, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lexi Obenchain
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September 8, 2016
Contact: Kim Fredericks, 425.213.1211; 

Calling All Young Entrepreneurs and their Families:
Bellevue Chamber to Host Young Entrepreneurs Academy Info Night September 20

WHAT: In November, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce with the generous support of Corporate Sponsor Columbia Bank and in partnership with the Bellevue School District, will kick off the 2016-2017 Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program. The Bellevue Chamber will host a YEA! Info Night to inform interested students (in grades 6-12) and their families about YEA!, a year-long program that guides middle and high school students in launching and running their own real businesses. Attendees will learn about the structure, curriculum, and application process for the YEA! program. YEA! brochures and applications will be available at the event or complete an online application at The application deadline for the YEA! Class of 2017 is September 30.  

WHEN: Tuesday, September 20; 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Offices, 330 112
th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Bellevue
WHO: Free and open to the public
RSVP: 425.213.1211 or

ABOUT YEA!™: The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity and much more! By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation. Students learn to make a job--not just take a job! YEA!’s™ direct mission is to help students embrace their passion, energy, creativity and talents, launch a venture, and view entrepreneurship as synonymous with success and freedom.

The Bellevue Chamber serves as the voice of business on the Eastside, representing thousands of jobs in our community. Businesses range in size from sole proprietors to large corporations. The Chamber's mission is to foster a healthy business environment by providing strategic leadership, advocacy, tools, and resources for business success.


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